There are many funeral traditions and burial customs that vary all around the world. For example, some countries implement traditions that last longer than a week, while others only last a couple of days. No matter where you are from, Bergen Funeral Service Inc. wants to help you honor these traditions and customs.
We extend our reach of being able to help as many people as possible by offering funeral shipping services internationally and nationally. In particular, one of our services includes funeral shipping to Africa, where there are many different customs that are honored when someone passes away.
In general, Africans lament the deceased person, but also feel strongly about honoring his or her life. This is done by consuming alcohol and celebrating with drumming, fluting and singing. In addition to lamentations and celebrations, animals are often sacrificed and eaten in honor of the deceased.
To add to these traditions, in Ghana, Ghanaian people hold a procession to express their sorrow for the deceased. They also participate in singing and dancing, similar to the general customs performed in Africa as a whole. Something else people in Ghana will often do is to have the deceased buried in a casket that is shaped to look like a certain animal or vehicle. It is said that this is how the deceased are escorted into the afterlife.
If you require international funeral shipping to Africa, allow us to help you. We offer you compassionate services because we understand how difficult of a time this is for you. Our company is a known shipper with both Newark and JFK airports, meaning that we can schedule flights with any airline of our choosing whenever we need to. This flexibility allows us to work with you to help repatriate the remains of your loved one.
We believe it is very important for the deceased to be united with family and friends before burial commences. For more information on our funeral shipping to Africa or the other funeral and burial services we offer, contact Bergen Funeral Service Inc. today at 800-262-7901.